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‘Forbidden Islands’ sounds like something from a fairy tale, and stories about Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago do seem
like a fantasy: hundreds of undiscovered white-sand beaches, dense unexplored jungles, and clans of the
mysterious Moken sea gypsies. Klaus Reisinger, who codirected a documentary titled Burma’s Forbidden Islands
about the island chain, calls the area ‘one of the last paradises left on Earth.’  National Geographic Traveler

Explore the 800 islands Mergui Archipelago in style, travelling onboard luxurious Clan VI sailing yacht.             

DURATION:8 Days / 7 Nights
TOUR STYLE:Cultural & Heritage
DESTINATIONS:Mergui Archipelago
STARTS:In Kawthaung
ENDS:In Kawthaung
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At a glance


  • Colonial Yangon & Swedagon Pagoda
  • Temples of Ancient Kingdom of Bagan
  • Mesmerizing Inle Lake, minorities & boat trips

Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1: Arrival. Yangon sights and highlights
  • DAY 2: Flight to Bagan. Bagan temples & arts
  • DAY 3: Bagan local life & e-biking
  • DAY 4: Flight to Heho & boat excursion on Inle Lake
  • DAY 5: Indein, Cottage Industries, leg rowers boat ride
  • DAY 6: Free time to explore lake. Pm flight to Yangon
  • DAY 7: Transfer to Yangon airport for your flight

Tour Details

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mergui islands sailing holiday

We’ll meet you at the airport in the morning. While you enjoy your welcome drink on board, the crew takes care of the official paperwork before we set sail towards South Bay on Za Det Gyi Island. For the first night’s dinner, the chef surprises with fresh catch served under the clear evening sky.

mergui archipelago islands beach

In the morning we head to the beach for snorkeling and swimming. We have lunch under passage while we sail to Myin Khwa Island. There are some beautiful limestone caves, which lead into a hidden lagoon, only accessible by dinghy boat and kayak. In the evening we drop anchor at Macleod Island. On its peaceful beach, we light a bonfire and sip sundowners while counting the stars.

mergui archipelago beach

Right after breakfast, we head to Boulder Rock. With its gorgeous white beaches and long reefs, this is the perfect spot to explore the underwater life. After lunch on the beach, the yacht sets sail to Lord Loughborough Island, where we visit the Moken “Sea Gypsies” and the island’s temple. We spend the afternoon in their village and learn about Moken culture.

mergui islands snorkeling tour

In the early morning, we head towards Bo Cho Islands in the Lampi National Park. We have an appointment with a local island ranger who introduces us to the region’s wildlife and flora. After a short hour hike through the jungle, we sail along endless white beaches towards Tar Yar Island. We stop along the way to explore the mangrove forests with our kayaks and tender boats. We spend the night in a gorgeous secluded bay and watch monkeys playing at the beach. At night, the gibbons’ song from the beach lulls us to sleep.

mergui diving

The yacht leaves the anchorage in the very early morning hours. During breakfast, we arrive in the Great Western Torres Islands, one of the nicest spots for snorkeling and diving in the archipelago. Some of us try out diving, some decide to spend a lazy day at the beach.

mergui archipelago luxury travel sailing yacht

We sail through the Mermaid Passage and drop anchor at a gorgeous bay on the west side of Tanangthayi Kyun Island. There’s a fishing boat in the bay and we join the chef to inspect the fresh catch and have a look at their boat. After an exhausting afternoon of water sports and a delicious seafood dinner, we sleep the sleep of the blessed.

mergui islands - exploration

It’s our last full day and we plan to enjoy it till the last minute. We explore some of the smaller islands around with out tender boat. Some decide to go fishing, others visit a smaller village nearby. For our last night, the crew prepared a fantastic party at the beach for us.

mergui archipelago luxury tours

We’re having an early breakfast while the yacht arrives in the old colonial port city town of Myeik. Some of our group head to the airport right away. For the others, the crew organises a visit to the floating market. Our guide shows us around in town, while the crew brings our bags to the pier. What an incredible trip!


jasmine palace hotel deluxe room yangon hotels



Modern city hotel in Yangon with excellent location. Jasmine Palace Hotel presents good value and high standards is the perfect base for exploring the city’s highlights.


Bagan Umbra Hotel



Charming garden resort near Old Bagan. Hotel Umbra is one of our favourite hotels in Bagan. It was recently renovated and reconstructed. Particularly the Grand deluxe rooms are nice with modern and spacious facilities.

Inle Lake



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What's Included

  • Private tours and transfers with air-conditioned vehicles as specified in our itinerary
  • 2 bottles of water & 2 refreshing towels per passenger per day
  • Lodging with breakfast as specified in the itinerary
  • Luggage handling fees at airports
  • Entrance fees or zone fees
  • English speaking guide(other languages guide can be provide with additional charges)

What's Not Included

  • Visa to Myanmar (note that pre-arranged visa is required for tourists)
  • All entrance fees or zone fees
  • Domestic Airfares (always quoted and mentioned separately from tour package price)
  • International air fares
  • Meals or any other item not described in the itinerary
  • Peak season surcharges & Compulsory dinners during Xmas & New Year’s
  • Early check-in, late check-out. Normal check out time from hotels in Myanmar is 11am or 12 o’clock noon
  • Drinks during meals, hotel extras and expenses of personal nature
  • Camera & video fees. Some of the sites visited may ask small fees for photographing and video recording.

Tips & gratuities


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About This Tour

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The program worked out just great with fantastic guides and drivers, always on time and so friendly and knowledgeable. I will definitely recommend this to friends and colleagues who want to travel to Myanmar and are limited on time.


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